"Well building hath three conditions: firmness, commodity, and delight." - from Sir Henry Wotton's version of the Ten Books of Architecture. This means... quality of construction, usefulness, and well, delight... which primarily refers to beauty. In Taos, there would be a long list of attributes which are required for something to be beautiful. One of those things would be TEXTURE. Even decrepit old buildings that are literally falling down are beautiful here.